Saa Shemsu Joins Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment Team

February 27, 2020

Gresham Smith is proud to announce that Saa Shemsu has joined the firm’s Water + Environment market as a project executive. He will partner with the firm’s clients to deliver strategic, technology-driven water and wastewater solutions that keep communities healthy and resilient.

“Saa has experience as both a consultant and a client, which gives him a unique perspective on how we address present-day challenges while positioning communities for the future. That experience, combined with his technical expertise and proven leadership skills, make him a tremendous asset to our team,” said Jeff Nash, P.E., executive vice president, Gresham Smith. “I look forward to the ways he will further our collaborative, client-centric culture and I’m proud to welcome him to the firm.”

“Having worked for a municipality for many years, I understand the impacts that aging infrastructure and ever-changing regulations can have on a community. I look forward to using my experience to partner with our clients and help them navigate the changing landscape in a way that improves efficiency, reliability and resiliency,” said Shemsu. “I also enjoy developing and honing talent. Gresham Smith is poised for continued growth in the Water + Environment industry and I am excited about the opportunity to help grow and strengthen our team.”

Throughout his 20-year career, Shemsu has worked in a variety of design, construction and operations roles with local municipalities, state agencies, universities and consulting organizations. He joins Gresham Smith from Montgomery County Environmental Services where he oversaw water and sewer permitting, capital and private development inspection, and proactive asset management for water distribution and wastewater collection systems in the Dayton, Ohio area. He also managed capital improvement and repair and replacement projects at the County’s Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility and Eastern Regional Water Reclamation Facility.

Shemsu is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. A true history buff and lifelong learner, you’ll often find him listening to podcasts and audiobooks. Saa also enjoys playing soccer and learning Latin dance.